Meaning of previous

pre•vi•ous

Pronunciation: (prē'vē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. coming or occurring before something else; prior: the previous owner.
  2. done, occurring, etc., before the proper time; premature: Aren't you a little previous with that request?
  3. before; prior to: Previous to moving here she lived in Chicago.
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